The, The Soldier, By Rupert Brooke And Dulce Es Decorum Est By Wilfred Owen

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The word choice in the “The Soldier” by Rupert Brooke and “Dulce es Decorum Est“ by Wilfred Owen remains shocking and powerful today as when it first published. There are always two ways of looking at the same situation where people create their vision and opinion according to their relationship to this situation. I am trying to assume that both poems, written by two different people, from the different perspective view, can have their truth and place in the modern literature as we still reading and explore them nowadays. What makes them so graceful - is the power of the words! Even thought they use it in a different way to achieve absolutely different result, the context can affect the mind and inspire. Brooke’s poem supports patriotism and fighting for your own country, whereas Owen’s poem questions the reasons for fighting a war.
Both poems were written during the World War I but because of the different life style of the poets we see absolutely different approach and interpretation of the war in their work. The Soldier by Rupert Brooke was written in 1914 and the poet died in 1915. That give us a clue that he never knew what war was about and talking about it in an idealistic colors. He expressed his love for his country and believed that is right to die defending the nation: ”there is some corner of a foreign field that is for ever England…” Brooke is not talking about death as a horrible part of the war, he sees only positive things describing optimistically the…

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